5 Books for Building Your Small Business

Every now and then you should sit in a quiet room and read a good book. There are many business books to get your mind racing. Find below a short list of books proven to help and encourage your business to grow successfully. There are two books left of the list as the authors are not everyone's cup of tea. Try one of the books below and come back for more later.

The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki

Totally overwhelmed by all of the technological components to owning a business in the digital age? This updated version features advice and explanations on social media, modern online investment strategies, and storing your information safely.

The E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

Being your own boss sounds like a lot of fun until you face a mountain of paperwork that you were unprepared for. Gerber is especially helpful to new business owners that need assistance in addressing the pitfalls, and also a plan for achieving consistent growth.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This classic read is still relevant and helpful. As wedding professionals, your job involves a lot of contact with the public. This guide will help you improve your sales pitch at those intimidating introductory meetings.

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Although this book is aimed at larger corporations, much of the general philosophy outlined here is applicable to any size business. It focuses on making sure you hire the right people, focusing on strengths, and staying true to your vision.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell's book was on nearly every bestseller list when it came out. He tracks how a simple idea can become a worldwide trend with thorough insight and research. Not only is this a great way to better understand your customers and your industry, it will also give you plenty of conversation starters.